Announcements

Nov 30, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, December 4, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 4468 - Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023
  • H.R. 5933 - Defending Education Transparency and Ending Rogue Regimes Engaging in Nefarious Transactions (DETERRENT) Act
  • H.J. Res. 88 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.
Nov 27, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 5933 – Defending Education Transparency and Ending Rogue Regimes Engaging in Nefarious Transactions (DETERRENT) Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of December 4th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 5933.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of H.R. 5933, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Shepard of the Committee staff at Eric.Shepard@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.


Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Nov 20, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 5283 - Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023
  • H.R. 5961 - No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act (amendment testimony only, if any)
  • S.J. Res. 32 - Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to Small Business Lending Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B).

 

Nov 16, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 5283 – Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of November 27th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 5283.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 118-15, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ackerman at Emily.Ackerman@mail.house.gov or Steve Waskiewicz at Steve.Waskiewicz@mail.house.gov.


Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Nov 16, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 5961 – No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of November 27th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 5961.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel, via the Rules Committee’s website by 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 118-14, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use the Office of Legislative Counsel to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. Members should check with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Shepard of the Committee staff at Eric.Shepard@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.

Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

Nov 7, 2023 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee stands in recess and will reconvene at 3:30 PM ET.


The Committee on Rules will now meet Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol.


The Committee on Rules will meet Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measures:

  • H.R. 5893 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
  • H.R. 5961 - No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act
Nov 7, 2023 Announcement

The Committee has reconvened.


The Committee will reconvene at 9:00 PM ET.


The Committee stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.


The Committee on Rules will also meet on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following emergency measure:

  • H.R. 6363 – Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 5894 - Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024
Nov 2, 2023 Announcement

The Committee on Rules will meet Monday, November 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET in H-313, The Capitol on the following measure:

  • H.R. 4664 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2024
Oct 25, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 5893 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of November 13th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 5893.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel (HOLC), via the Rules Committee website by 12:00 PM on Monday, November 6, 2023.  Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 118-12, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use HOLC to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. To help expedite drafting requests, drafting templates can be found on the Rules Committee website. Additionally, Members who wish to offer “2(f)” dollar transfer amendments should follow the instructions on the Legislative Counsel homepage to expedite the preparation and review of their amendments.

If HOLC is unable to provide their drafting services before the submission deadline, Members may submit amendments written using the posted templates. Members are urged to re-submit any such amendment as a revision upon receipt of a formal draft from HOLC.

Members may not digitally edit HOLC PDFs prior to submission. If a Member must edit an HOLC draft prior to submission, please do so by printing, hand correcting, and scanning so it is clear there is a non-HOLC change. Members are still urged to re-submit any such hand revision upon receipt of an updated formal draft from HOLC.

Members should also check with the Committee on Appropriations for technical and subject matter expertise and the Congressional Budget Office for a preliminary assessment of their amendment’s budgetary effect.

Additionally, Members should consult with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. At times of particularly high-volume amendment drafting, these offices may not be able to provide guidance before the submission deadline—Members may submit unreviewed amendments to the Rules Committee while they await formal guidance. 

The Rules Committee will not make in order amendments that are in violation of House rules or budget rules and would require a waiver, including clause 2 of Rule XXI, which prevents authorizing on an appropriations bill. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ackerman of the Committee staff at Emily.Ackerman@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.



Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rule

Oct 25, 2023 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT

H.R. 5894 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024

Dear Colleague:                  

The Committee on Rules may meet the week of November 13th to provide for floor consideration of H.R. 5894.

If a Member wishes to offer an amendment for consideration, they must submit a searchable electronic copy of the amendment, which should be provided by the Office of Legislative Counsel (HOLC), via the Rules Committee website by 1:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2023.  Please note that staff must be on the House network, either physically or remotely via virtual private network (VPN), in order to access the online submission form.

Members should draft their amendments to the text of Rules Committee Print 118-13, which is available on the Rules Committee website.

Members should use HOLC to ensure that their amendments are drafted in the most appropriate format. To help expedite drafting requests, drafting templates can be found on the Rules Committee website. Additionally, Members who wish to offer “2(f)” dollar transfer amendments should follow the instructions on the Legislative Counsel homepage to expedite the preparation and review of their amendments.

If HOLC is unable to provide their drafting services before the submission deadline, Members may submit amendments written using the posted templates. Members are urged to re-submit any such amendment as a revision upon receipt of a formal draft from HOLC.

Members may not digitally edit HOLC PDFs prior to submission. If a Member must edit an HOLC draft prior to submission, please do so by printing, hand correcting, and scanning so it is clear there is a non-HOLC change. Members are still urged to re-submit any such hand revision upon receipt of an updated formal draft from HOLC.

Members should also check with the Committee on Appropriations for technical and subject matter expertise and the Congressional Budget Office for a preliminary assessment of their amendment’s budgetary effect.

Additionally, Members should consult with the Office of the Parliamentarian and the Committee on the Budget to be certain their amendments comply with the rules of the House and the Congressional Budget Act. At times of particularly high-volume amendment drafting, these offices may not be able to provide guidance before the submission deadline—Members may submit unreviewed amendments to the Rules Committee while they await formal guidance. 

The Rules Committee will not make in order amendments that are in violation of House rules or budget rules and would require a waiver, including clause 2 of Rule XXI, which prevents authorizing on an appropriations bill. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Waskiewicz of the Committee staff at Steve.Waskiewicz@mail.house.gov or at 202-225-9191.



Sincerely,

Tom Cole

Chairman

House Committee on Rules

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